Both teams were involved in midweek Cup games and both of them qualified for the semifinals.
The only difference is that PSG afforded the luxury to rest a couple of players like Alex, Motta, Maxwell, Van der Wiel and Lavezzi (played 10 min), while Ibrahimovic and Cavani played 1 half each.
[restrict paid=true level=1] PSG’s coach Blanc tried a weird experiment and converted central defender Marquinhos to the right back position. PSG looked very vulnerable because of that, but now things should return to normal.
Fullback Jallet will miss once again through injury, same as central midfielder Rabiot.
Leaving aside the fact that Nantes’ game was one day later, they used the best team possible. It was also an exhausting encounter with the winner being scored only in the dying minutes (Nantes won 4-3 over Nice).
By looking at the result one may think Nantes are a real scoring machine but it’s not the case. Opponents Nice had a depleted defense and an inexperienced keeper. It is no wonder striker Djordjevic managed to put 2 past young keeper Veronese, but it certainly doesn’t mean Djordjevic is back in-form.
Nantes conceded 3 goals from a team whose top-scorer played only 10 minutes (striker Cvitanich entered the game in min 80)… It is true that central defender Djilobodji was suspended, but that’s no excuse for having such a loose defense. Djilobodji will be back now against PSG.
We all know this game will be one sided, there’s only the matter of how many PSG will score. Judging by how careless Nantes’ defense was in the midweek, PSG should be able to score at least 2 goals.
PSg -1.75 at the odds of 1.94 with medium stakes.[/restrict]